Sunday, March 06, 2016

Rats Again

Rahm's been cutting the pest control budget for years and guess what happened?
  • Lincoln Park residents are concerned about a rat problem in their neighborhood. First there was video of the rat trying to get back inside a neighborhood clinic, and now there are concerns about upcoming demolition and construction.

    A pesky little rodent persistently trying to get into an Old Town urgent care facility, despite efforts to gently sweep him out, is now the most famous rat in Chicago.

    "He clearly didn't want to hurt the rat," says resident Joey Kaigler. "Didn't want to close the door on him."

    While that little guy is getting most of the attention lately, there are apparently plenty of his brothers and sisters roaming the streets and alleys of Chicago.
Rahm's been doing the same thing to the police budget, carrying on Daley's tradition of running the Department on the cheap. Guess what's been happening to the crime numbers?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....A pesky little rodent persistently trying to get into an Old Town urgent care facility, despite efforts to gently sweep him out, is now the most famous rat in Chicago. ..."

No, that's still Rahm....king of the rats

3/06/2016 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got rats in our parking lot. I do believe they own the place now...

3/06/2016 12:53:00 AM  
Blogger O W WILSON said...

History lesson 103

Before FOP was elected by the police officers, we had to beg for raises. King Richard Daley never would let the police even talk about unionizing. No time and half, no money pay for overtime, rotating watches, everyone outside of 11th and State was on a 6 and 2 work schedule. You were an indentured serf to the jerk on the 5th floor of City Hall. You went to a zero balance on time due when you came back from furlough. You had no choice if you did not have the seniority for a full 28-day furlough. If you had time due on the books, you had to use it to make the furlough the full 28 days. No ifs ands or buts. If you did not have time on the books some bosses would make you work some of your days off prior to your furlough so you had time on the books. This way you were gone for the full period and they would not make any adjustments to the monthly work sheets.

When Jane Byrne became mayor, she allowed the state law to be changed to allow us to unionize. But we were still saddled with bosses that were hold overs from Dick Daley the 1st. They owed their promotions to the politicians. They threaten us at roll calls what would happen to us if we unionized. But FOP won. But no representation would have won if the bosses did not come out to roll calls and threaten us. John Dineen became our first FOP president. John came to the job with a wealth of experience having just served as the National FOP President for three years. But that experience was wasted because of the moron bosses and city representatives he had to sit across the table from. The most minor detail was a war. But we hammered out a contract. And each contract since we built upon the prior one. And now some of the politicians who have voted on those contracts finally are starting to read them.

Today we have a lot educated people on the job now with no life experience. Raised by helicopter parents. Stroke them a little and they think they are special but too afraid to stand up to a boss when he’s wrong. When we went over two years without the city working on a contract no one wrote a ticket. We have never gone back to those levels since. But you see the youngsters writing ISR’s to keep some merit boss happy. And they may be putting their freedom possibly in jeopardy. You have to police safe but you also have to police smart. Meritorious promotions have killed this job.

Next: There has never been a peaceful transition from one FOP president to the next. But we survived. But what was done to Shields was criminal.

3/06/2016 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CPD is not cheap to run. It is expensive.

3/06/2016 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hungry kitty, oh so pretty

Hunts fresh meat throughout the city


Midnight prowlers, never growlers

Swift and deadly, silent stalkers


Rarely seen and rarely heard

Bane of rodents, squirrels and bird


Kitty kitty, Oh so witty

Hunting meat in this shit city


My fuzzy buddies, taking care of business, old school.





Chalkie

3/06/2016 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Election year! Have to divert all money to crooked ass fucking politicians.

3/06/2016 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 and a day said...

Ive noticed rats in the daylight hours on Fullerton Ave between Clark & Halsted.. Because the yuppies and others throw their restaurant trash on the ground and not in the proper receptacles

3/06/2016 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crime numbers are up cause the bad buys know they can get away with being bad guys. Thnx Rahm..You little squirt...go away. Your first job as a Mayor is the safety and security of its residents and tourists...not lately...you've been falling down on the job Rahm. If you leave town you will help stabilize the city and its security. Go Rahm Go.

3/06/2016 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rats, is that a euphemism?

3/06/2016 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm cuts the rat abatement program as part of self preservation.
City hall is full of two legged rats and they want to continue on their merry way while the city crumbles around them.

3/06/2016 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"While the cats away, the rats will play"---- ie, fuck and make more rats and teach other rats how to do rat bullshit...

3/06/2016 04:43:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

An Old Town love story?

3/06/2016 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should Lincoln Park residents be immune from rat infestations?

Each and every yuppie and financial criminal residing in LP should be forced to deal with rats on an up close and personal basis.

A few rat bites are a good start to the atonement process for their white privilege.

BLM.

Clinton, 2016.

3/06/2016 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Rahm won't hurt the rats. Rats stick together.

3/06/2016 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a few weeks ago while cruising through the alley behind a high profile Michigan Ave building near the river we saw two maintenance guys taking the trash out of a overhead service door. One ran out the door to the dumpster with the trash while the other stood guard at the door with a rake beating back literally hundreds of rats that where fighting their way to get into the building. It was a WTF site to see . . . kinda like Europe and their migrant situation.

3/06/2016 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

You should see all the rats roaming around freely on the streets in 011 all day

3/06/2016 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of the rats are actually located at 121 North LaSalle and 120 North Clark Street... DemocRATS!

3/06/2016 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tent the city and pump the gas in.

3/06/2016 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Joe Stein said...

I'm sick and tired of all these rats! Especially the section 8 ones ruining working class neighborhoods. VERMIN!

3/06/2016 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever.

Make the pension payments so I can leave.

3/06/2016 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He clearly didn't want to hurt the rat," says resident Joey Kaigler. "Didn't want to close the door on him."

Well, good. Maybe the filthy thing will get into his house next.

What can you say?

3/06/2016 08:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Song Remains The Same said...

I beg to differ!!!
I think our most famous rat could be Daley, rahm, Jesse jackass, pfake pfather pfleger......
The list is endless!

3/06/2016 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oemc is now filled with mice and sick employees. Horrible place to work.

3/06/2016 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to a repeat of the Chicago Super Rat news reports that we saw a couple decades ago . Also looking forward to the meme's where 9 diget's face is supplied atop the rat's head .

3/06/2016 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That rat probably has been personally interacting with humans to the point where he's pretty comfortable being around them" says Connelly.

Criminology metaphor,anyone ?

3/06/2016 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They call them "rats" now?
"...plenty of his brothers and sisters roaming the streets and alleys ..."
Pesky insurgence antipated as the weather gets warmer and Michigan Ave will once again be overrun.

3/06/2016 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen guys and gals despite any ill feelings u may have about Anita Alvarez it is crucial u vote for her. WE CANNOT LET PRECKWINKLE TAKE OVER THE STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE she has taken over the sheriff and u can see the results of that

3/06/2016 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twitter comment -- "Am I the only one who thinks the persistent Lincoln Park rat trying to get in the clinic was super cute?"

God, I hope so.

Good job by media on concealing the name and location of this health care facility. Wouldn't want it inspected.

3/06/2016 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Working in 018 I see dozens of Rats a day,If I put out 100 Rat traps in the alleys they would be full in 1 hour.

3/06/2016 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a big inflated one in front of the Spring Hill Suites the other morning. It wanted to book a room.

3/06/2016 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine has a super expensive house by DePaul.
His dog kills an average of 5 rats per month in their yard.
$5 million for a house and you have to put up with this crap.

3/06/2016 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about our baseball caps??

3/06/2016 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of those rats had 9 1/2 digits

3/06/2016 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't want to hurt the rat????? WTF. Kill that fucker.

3/06/2016 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the McDonalds on archer if you look by the dumpsters there are rats nests. Huge nests.

3/06/2016 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question to SCP is this: Is this story about the two or four legged rats?

3/06/2016 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rats aren't the problem. There's a weasel problem at city hall.

3/06/2016 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He clearly didn't want to hurt the rat," says resident Joey Kaigler. "Didn't want to close the door on him."

SERIOUSLY?? WTF, kill the damn rat!!!!

3/06/2016 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diseases directly transmitted by rodents

* Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

* Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome

* Leptospirosis

* Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis

* Plague

* Salmonellosis

* Tularemia

Diseases indirectly transmitted by rodents

* Babesiosis

* Colorado Tick Fever

* Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

* Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis

* La Crosse Encephalitis

* Rickettsial (Spotted & Typhus Fevers)

* Relapsing Fever

He's so cu-ute...

3/06/2016 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Rides On/In Rats -- Part II

Fleas found on 100% of the rats
Mites found on 67%
Lice found on 38%


Helminths (worms):
the oxyuroid pinworm Syphacia muris in 67% of the rats
the strongoloyd parasite Nippostronglyus brasiliensis found in 23%
the liver worm Capillaria in 23%
the cestode Hymenolepsis diminuta in 22%
Toxocara cati causing Toxocariasis in 15%
the oxyuroid pinworm Heterakis spp. in 14%
the cestode Hymenolepsis nana in 11%
the intestinal tapeworm Taenia taeniaeformis in 11%

Bacteria
Leptospira spp. bacteria causing Weil's disease in 14%
Listeria spp. bacteria causing listeriosis in 11%
Yersinia enterocolitica bacteria causing yersiniosis in 11%
Pasturella spp. bacteria causing Pasturellosis in 6%
Pseudomonas spp. bacteria causing Meilioidosis in 4%

Protozoa
Cryptosporidium parvum causing cryptosporidiosis in 63% of the rats
Toxoplasma gondii causing toxoplasmosis in 35%
Trypanosoma lewisii in 29%
Eimeria separata in 8%

Rickettsia
Coxiella burnetti evidence of infection by Q fever in 34%

Viruses
Hantavirus causing Hantaan-fever or hemorrhagic fever in 5%

Ectoparasites (note: these ectoparasites are vectors for diseases which are transmissible to humans, such as typhus)

72.6% of the rats were infected with some form of parasite. Nearly a third of the rats (32.2%) were infected with external parasites, and nearly two thirds (65.1%) with internal parasites.

External parasites were found on 32.2% of the rats:

sucking lice Poliplax spinulosa on (14.5%)
chewing lice Trimenopon jenningsi (3.4%)
chewing lice Gyropus ovalis (1.57%)
flea Leptopsilla segnis (1.18%)
flea Ceratophylus fasciatus (12.1%)
mite Myobia musculi (5.49%)
mite Myocoptes musculinus (1.18%)
mite Dermanyssus sanguineus (0.78%)
Internal parasites were found in 65.1% ofd the rats:
Nematodes:
Capillaria spp. (18%)
Capillaria hepatica (0.39%): liver worm
Syphacia muris (3.53%)
Nippostrongylus brasiliensis (16.9%)
Heterakis spumosa (25.9%)
Strongyloides ratti (1.18%)
Ascaris suum eggs (8.24%)
Toxocara spp. eggs (1.96%)
Tapeworms:
Hymenolepsis diminuta (36.9%)
Taenia taeniaeformis (10.6%)

So cu-ute...

3/06/2016 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of rats I hear after two and a half years Jimmy Moriarty was finally put out of your union. How long will it take to make Mark and Kevin face the music along with their co-conspirators Bill, Frank, Rich, and Sidney up there in Chicago. They all should be charged under the RICO act and not be picked off one at a time.

3/06/2016 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Why should Lincoln Park residents be immune from rat infestations?

Each and every yuppie and financial criminal residing in LP should be forced to deal with rats on an up close and personal basis.

A few rat bites are a good start to the atonement process for their white privilege.

BLM.

Clinton, 2016.
---------------------

They have jobs, pay taxes, and contribute to society. Ant those taxes go to fund social programs throughout the city.

All lives matter

Cruz 2016

3/06/2016 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way the rodent problem was explained to me, years ago, is this. So many old buildings, many wooded, have been torn down, and replaced. Obviously, many rodents lived in those structures. They had to take to the streets, and alleys. Secondly, all those "Animal Lover's" feed the rodents. Oh No, not directly, but indirectly. They feed their dogs,cats,and "Whatever", high protein Pet Food. The "Pet's" system cannot even process it all before it passes through it's system. So the good "Pet Owner" picks up the waste, and throws it into the "Garbage"! Who, or Whom do you think has ready access to that "Garbage"? You don't just have rodents, You have "Super Rats" !
PS: Have a Nice Day,and be Sure To Vote Democratic.

3/06/2016 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Great Plague 1665-the Black Death..Bring out the Dead....the next way to Die in Chicago...

3/06/2016 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 11:27- you are correct, I drove through that alley by the McDonald's on Archer about 7pm Friday night and could not believe the amount of rats I saw running around back there.

3/06/2016 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Baseball hats are gone for good said...

Baseball hats aren't coming back. Too many youngsters wearing them backward, too many goofballs wearing them cocked to one side or the other. Too many officers wearing many modified versions of the official one, so too many abuses to control. And beside that, security guards wear baseball caps, not the police. Yes, they were easy to throw on, looked horrible and way too stylish abuses. And don't throw out the old it helped with the sun in my eyes stuff, wear sunglasses, a good pair of those will make you look way cooler.

3/06/2016 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you need to get over to HOMAN SQUARE that's a place where,the cats run away from the rats. City garbage crew has to beat them off when the pick up the trash.

3/06/2016 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before FOP was elected by the police officers, we had to beg for raises. King Richard Daley never would let the police even talk about unionizing. No time and half, no money pay for overtime, rotating watches, everyone outside of 11th and State was on a 6 and 2 work schedule. You were an indentured serf to the jerk on the 5th floor of City Hall. You went to a zero balance on time due when you came back from furlough. You had no choice if you did not have the seniority for a full 28-day furlough. If you had time due on the books, you had to use it to make the furlough the full 28 days. No ifs ands or buts. If you did not have time on the books some bosses would make you work some of your days off prior to your furlough so you had time on the books. This way you were gone for the full period and they would not make any adjustments to the monthly work sheets.

The FOP, like most bureaucracies, has become paralyzed by its own corruption and self interest. Representation is severely lacking among the officers in patrol. FOP has not done ANYTHING in the face of questionable and impulsive administrative orders and policies which are generated on a weekly basis. Simple contract violations are going unchallenged while union leaders make excuses and allow management to ignore basic contractual agreements. The rank and file have been slowly walked backwards to that same work environment described above. In fact, you cannot even get a 28 day furlough now, even using your comp time and BFDs. The lack of manpower has forced shortened furloughs, increased the denial of time due, and promoted officers working through their days off. Management is still allowed to force activity and retaliate through denial of time, changing start time, watch selection, and reassignment of work partners. Pay and benefits are also being diminished. Contracts are allowed to expire for YEARS with no consequence. Any raise in pay is always preceded or followed by increase in taxes, fees, permits, or any multitude of city revenue generators, basically negating any cost of living increase you might have had. Pension payments are allowed to go into delinquency with no penalty, while future security of the fund is consistently questioned. Medical costs have risen with more of the financial burden falling on the officers. IOD claims are going unpaid with collection agencies going after officers with bills the city fails to pay. Job related education and training seminars are practically nonexistent. Training facilities, equipment, and software are dilapidated and antiquated. Meanwhile, our lackluster union has remained silent through all of it, purposely. And we are supposed to believe that things have improved?

3/06/2016 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wouldnt surprise me if the rats had better pensions than you guys.

3/06/2016 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That article is not correct. The most famous rat in Shitcago is Rahm Emanual.

3/06/2016 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who need police and the rats don't bother no one. We need to spend that money on bike lanes. Don't you know.

3/06/2016 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Listen guys and gals despite any ill feelings u may have about Anita Alvarez it is crucial u vote for her. WE CANNOT LET PRECKWINKLE TAKE OVER THE STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE she has taken over the sheriff and u can see the results of that

3/06/2016 08:48:00 AM

HELLO? There actually is a REPUBLICAN running for State's Attorney! Vote for Moore in the Democratic primary and then lets think smart and put the Republican in office....

3/06/2016 07:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Big Cat said...

Is this topic regarding CPD Unit 121 Internal Affairs aka "The Rat Squad"?

3/06/2016 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....Listen guys and gals despite any ill feelings u may have about Anita Alvarez it is crucial u vote for her.....

Keep drinking the Cool Aid! Anita is the worst and needs to go! Kim Fox is just as bad. Maybe Donna for a change?

3/06/2016 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3500 South Michigan Ave can't miss rats scurrying in & out, they're the ones wearing the white shirts.

3/06/2016 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And each contract since we built upon the prior one"


Have to call Bullshit on that one. we keeping giving up the hard fought protections we won on previous contracts. For what? Summer Furloughs for the Mounted Unit, 500 squad cars?
Sickening

3/06/2016 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) teamsters have great health care look at this summary from master agreement healthcare for retirees single is $150 mo 300 month family fop why are our people being soaked? Read how much they wanted to charge and how a real "union" not a fraternal organization got it done hello again dean:

https://teamster.org/sites/teamster.org/files/ups-highlights_new_0.pdf

3/06/2016 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....
A friend of mine has a super expensive house by DePaul.
His dog kills an average of 5 rats per month in their yard.
$5 million for a house and you have to put up with this crap

Hope the poison injested by the rodents doesn't get passed along to your pals dog...

3/06/2016 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rats as big as humans in the building at 50 W Washington. Some at 3510 have been known to walk upright and use telephones.

3/07/2016 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Listen guys and gals despite any ill feelings u may have about Anita Alvarez it is crucial u vote for her. WE CANNOT LET PRECKWINKLE TAKE OVER THE STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE she has taken over the sheriff and u can see the results of that

You are correct. I am not a fan of Alvarez but Kim Foxx would be terrible for us. For those of you who sit at home, don't care and don't vote, I understand your frustrations, but elections have consequences. Just look at Foxx's TV ads, they show footage of the Laquan McDonald scene etc. those are subtle knocks on us. The devil you know is better than the one you don't, and we won't like the consequences if Kim Foxx is elected states attorney.

3/07/2016 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baseball hats aren't coming back. Too many youngsters wearing them backward, too many goofballs wearing them cocked to one side or the other. Too many officers wearing many modified versions of the official one, so too many abuses to control. And beside that, security guards wear baseball caps, not the police. Yes, they were easy to throw on, looked horrible and way too stylish abuses. And don't throw out the old it helped with the sun in my eyes stuff, wear sunglasses, a good pair of those will make you look way cooler.

3/06/2016 03:46:00 PM


me should have been said about the terrible knit hats. 95% of them are some incorrect version or just a blue hat. Looks sloppy and unprofessional.

3/07/2016 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've noticed several 2 legged, hooded rats walkin' throughout Lincoln Park.

3/07/2016 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully the lead rodent will go back to Wilmette or DC or what ever rock he crawled out from under

3/07/2016 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same subject, sort of, if your catholic i'm sure your proud of your archbishop,
saying mass at mikey's parish, this is why i'm an atheist! Rats like to hang out
2 gether! Can I get a "AMEN"?

3/07/2016 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baseball hats are gone for good said...
Baseball hats aren't coming back. Too many youngsters wearing them backward, too many goofballs wearing them cocked to one side or the other. Too many officers wearing many modified versions of the official one, so too many abuses to control. And beside that, security guards wear baseball caps, not the police. Yes, they were easy to throw on, looked horrible and way too stylish abuses. And don't throw out the old it helped with the sun in my eyes stuff, wear sunglasses, a good pair of those will make you look way cooler.

3/06/2016 03:46:00 PM

Police in baseball caps look amateurish and unprofessional.

3/07/2016 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Before FOP was elected by the police officers, we had to beg for raises. King Richard Daley never would let the police even talk about unionizing. No time and half, no money pay for overtime, rotating watches, everyone outside of 11th and State was on a 6 and 2 work schedule. You were an indentured serf to the jerk on the 5th floor of City Hall. You went to a zero balance on time due when you came back from furlough. You had no choice if you did not have the seniority for a full 28-day furlough. If you had time due on the books, you had to use it to make the furlough the full 28 days. No ifs ands or buts. If you did not have time on the books some bosses would make you work some of your days off prior to your furlough so you had time on the books. This way you were gone for the full period and they would not make any adjustments to the monthly work sheets.

The FOP, like most bureaucracies, has become paralyzed by its own corruption and self interest. Representation is severely lacking among the officers in patrol. FOP has not done ANYTHING in the face of questionable and impulsive administrative orders and policies which are generated on a weekly basis. Simple contract violations are going unchallenged while union leaders make excuses and allow management to ignore basic contractual agreements. The rank and file have been slowly walked backwards to that same work environment described above. In fact, you cannot even get a 28 day furlough now, even using your comp time and BFDs. The lack of manpower has forced shortened furloughs, increased the denial of time due, and promoted officers working through their days off. Management is still allowed to force activity and retaliate through denial of time, changing start time, watch selection, and reassignment of work partners. Pay and benefits are also being diminished. Contracts are allowed to expire for YEARS with no consequence. Any raise in pay is always preceded or followed by increase in taxes, fees, permits, or any multitude of city revenue generators, basically negating any cost of living increase you might have had. Pension payments are allowed to go into delinquency with no penalty, while future security of the fund is consistently questioned. Medical costs have risen with more of the financial burden falling on the officers. IOD claims are going unpaid with collection agencies going after officers with bills the city fails to pay. Job related education and training seminars are practically nonexistent. Training facilities, equipment, and software are dilapidated and antiquated. Meanwhile, our lackluster union has remained silent through all of it, purposely. And we are supposed to believe that things have improved?

3/06/2016 04:00:00 PM

Agreed. This is what happens when the Police don't stick together.

And when they don't have the stones to stick up for themselves with the bosses. Too scared of losing their car or their spot.

3/07/2016 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said

Anonymous Anonymous said
Why should Lincoln Park residents be immune from rat infestations?

Each and every yuppie and financial criminal residing in L P should be forced to deal with rats on an up close and personal basis.

A few rat bites are a good atonement process for their white privilege.

BLM

Clinton in 2016

You are kidding right? Clinton hates the police, and white privilege is a myth perpetrated by the Civil Rights Industry, a compliant media and the idiots in academia and Hollywood. I am a white male who's family didn't come to this country until after WW1. They were dirt poor and didn't speak English when they got here. They never owned slaves or oppressed African Americans, but they worked hard and made sure that their children went to school and had a better life than they did. You can do it too the opportunities are there but you have to "want too" It takes work and effort, which many people don't want to expend. If you are so concerned about BLM what are you doing to stop the slaughter of young African Americans by other young African Americans that occurs in the Black community daily? All lives matter!

3/07/2016 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every sanitation textbook written in the past hundred years says to "put garbage in metal cans with tight-fitting lids."

...so look at the mess we have. Soft plastic garbage totes with holes gnawed in them, ineffective flip-up lids, or can just tipped over and piles of crap just tossed in the general vicinity, stacks of thin plastic trash bags, wide-open dumpsters...suburbs too.

Giant rat cafeteria.

Needs new containers, a huge cleanup, and mass bait drops from B-52s. I think NYC is trying a new bait that messes up the reproductive cycle.

Also needs citizens who won't just throw their trash out the window into the yard, or leave their poodle s__t laying around for rat snacks.

3/07/2016 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As someone posted here, rats also arrive in truckloads of fill dirt for construction projects. Dig 'em up here, move 'em over there.

3/07/2016 08:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rats citywide another resource the "rahm crew" have stripped down, just like needed police services gone!

3/07/2016 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

And we are supposed to believe that things have improved?

3/06/2016 04:00:00 PM

_______________________

Former school teacher or fireman?

Kid how many years on the job?

3/07/2016 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

frank Costello in the movie the departed "there is rat find him "

3/07/2016 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to say it people but the race for State Attorney's is between Alvarez and Foxx. More doesn't have a chance and a Republican will be elected when hell freezes over. I don't like it either, I wish we had better choices, but that is the way it is. While I respect the opinions of those who disagree, Foxx is the worst of the bunch. Alvarez, though far from perfect is the better choice. I will hold my nose and vote for her.

3/07/2016 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody cares about the internal politics of FOP anymore. Once Shields was removed, further damage was prevented.

3/07/2016 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

There also called liberals

3/07/2016 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the rats could be caught and served at luncheons for our Mayor and his fine co-horts, the aldermen of this great city.

3/07/2016 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be careful when you walk you're Dog those green rat killin pellets are deadly to all animals.

3/07/2016 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Every sanitation textbook written in the past hundred years says to "put garbage in metal cans with tight-fitting lids."

...so look at the mess we have. Soft plastic garbage totes with holes gnawed in them, ineffective flip-up lids, or can just tipped over and piles of crap just tossed in the general vicinity, stacks of thin plastic trash bags, wide-open dumpsters...suburbs too.

Giant rat cafeteria..."

3/07/2016 08:51:00 AM

NEVER understood the allure of these floppy-topped, tippy-assed
plastic garbage carts that some Daley connected asshole is making
a killing on.

Rats and other critters gnaw through them,
two legged assholes steal them (a fucking PITA
for people who live on a corner) and they're a menace
because some asshole is always setting them on fire
and some poor slob's garage goes up in flames...

3/08/2016 03:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My garage almost caught on fire after some unknown person set my garbage can on fire. Luckily, I have great neighbors who called right away, and great beat cops and cfd who work in this area.

3/08/2016 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Nobody cares about the internal politics of FOP anymore. Once Shields was removed, further damage was prevented.

3/07/2016 05:33:00 PM

@@@@@

Yes Shields was part of the problem but most of the damage was done by the City-Wide guys trying to backstab Shields. That's why the State Lodge settled with him. That's why Chicago is still in court with him. That cancer is still around and ready to fester again. More heads to roll as soon as the lawsuit is over or so I've been told. Is Frank a dead man walking?

3/08/2016 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

024 has a big rodent problem. The mice are so comfortable that they run the halls and front desk freely. In the afternoon the babies play freely. The mice have more courage than the 3rd watch LT.

3/13/2016 04:22:00 AM  

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